Rage 158 review by Peavey

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  • Sound: 6
  • Overall Impression: 6
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Features: 6
  • Reviewer's score: 6.5 Neat
  • Users' score: 7.5 (133 votes)
Peavey: Rage 158
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Price paid: $ 107.1

Purchased from: Local Guitar Shop

Sound — 6
I use this amp with a ESP - LTD AX - 350 guitar with EMG-HZ-H4 pickups. I almost never play another style than metal. When I first bought the amp I quickly saw that the distortion of the amp itself sucked quite hard. Actually its a p*ssy distortion. That's why I bought a Boss MT-2 Metal Zone pedal a month after I bought my Peavey. Now my distortion is really brutal on my amp. Even for a 15 watt small amp it all sounds kinda good. The clean channel that the amp has is quite good I have nothin to say about it. This amp isn't very special when you dont use a effect pedal with it.

Overall Impression — 6
Overall this is a good practice amp but it hasn't got a good distortion equiped. I'm planning to play in a band. My Peavey will remain my practice amp but ofcourse with my Metal Zone pedal. I'm planning to buy a Line 6 Spider II 210. Like that ill really blast my f--kin roof off of my house. So this Peavey is a good amplifier for beginners who don't need a lot of distortion just to learn how to play the guitar. I must admit that the amp sounds much better with my new LTD AX 350 then with my former Stagg.

Reliability & Durability — 8
I don't know actually that I can depend on it. It just stands here inb my room for practice. Sometimes I take it with me when I go visit a guitar playin friend and it went to a rain and nothing happened to it so I think it's quite durable.

Features — 6
I bought this amp about 6 months ago. It was also the first guitar I bought with it. I didn't have any knowledge of amplifiers neither. Now I have heard several other much better amps then this one for example the Line 6 spider ll 15. Actually this Peavey sucks. It has two channels: clean and lead (if you want a reverb on you amp you have to buy the Peavey Blazer).

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